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Ballin' Out - The HBO Ballers Recap Show
64 minutes | Oct 15, 2019
Ballers Season 5 Episode 8
Well folks, this is it. The series finale of Ballers. Things get emotional as Dave and Joel recap the final episode of the show and take a walk down memory lane to discuss how the various plot lines, character arcs, locations and cool suits have changed and evolved over the past five seasons. The episode begins with a discussion about the recent Elizabeth Warren interview in Entertainment Weekly where she's asked exclusively about her love of the show. Dave and Joel feel seen by the fact that the presidential candidate has many of the same takes and opinions as themselves. They also take a step back to look at the show as a whole by asking what the show wants us to think about money, power, capitalism and the character of Spencer/The Rock going forward. Is Ballers good? You'll have to tune in to the final episode of Ballin' Out to find out!
48 minutes | Oct 11, 2019
Ballers Season 5 Episode 7
On this, the second to last episode ever in the history of Ballers, Dave and Joel gather to bid farewell to the story arc of Charles Greane and his meteoric rise up the ranks of NFL management. They begin with a look at the Spencer/Joe relationship and the hasty resolution of what has been a season-long feud between the two main characters. They also applaud the 10/10 performance by "Swole Elon Musk" aka the owner of the LA Rams in the Ballers multiverse. They conclude the episode with a look at all the other plot lines and make predictions for how the series will play out in the upcoming series finale episode. All that and the episode MVP this week on of Ballin' Out!
53 minutes | Oct 3, 2019
Ballers Season 5 Episode 6
On this episode, Dave and Joel jump right in and discuss Spencer finally making his big push for the players to have lifetime healthcare, and how it doesn’t go quite as planned. After a big breakdown of the outdoor conference room where the meeting is held, our hosts debate how it is that Spencer continually gets bested in whatever role he’s asked to play. They also look at Charles and his declining health, and whether we’ll see him in yet another job by the end of the season. Also, a quick check-in with the Ballers romantic relationships, with Joe being broken up with by his work GF as well as Jason totally botching the proposal. All that and this week’s episode MVP on this episode of Ballin’ Out!
55 minutes | Sep 23, 2019
Ballers Season 5 Episode 5
On this very special episode of Ballin' Out, Dave and Joel are joined by their friend, writer and comedian Jen D'Angelo. Jen is world-famous for her love and affection for Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson and might possibly be the preeminent "rock-ologist" currently operating in the United States. After discussing her ground-breaking meeting with The Rock, they then dive into the details of the episode. They begin at the end, with the shooting of Kisan, and discuss exactly what we're to believe the show wants us to think of him and the choices surrounding his downfall. They also discuss the introduction of the Riot Games offices, Charles' meeting with Alvin Kamara and Spencer's continued quarantine that prevents him from interacting with real live humans. All that and this week's episode MVP on this edition of Ballin' Out!
47 minutes | Sep 19, 2019
Ballers Season 5 Episodes 3 & 4
We're back, baby! After some scorching hot takes melted the audio recordings from last week, Dave and Joel return to recap their favorite episode of the season thus far. They begin with a sad but honest assessment of their fitness routines and then dive right into the fact that Spencer is now the full owner of an NFL franchise. Also discussed is Ricky's exciting new foray into sports media, the potential for a Vernon led and owned eSports team, and a look into the latest new venture for SportsX. All that and more on this week's episode of Ballin' Out!
45 minutes | Sep 4, 2019
Ballers Season 5 Episode 2
With Dave out this week due to a major PED controversy, Joel takes over hosting duties and welcomes special guests Chris Wade and Molly O’Brien from the "And Introducing" podcast for a free-wheeling discussion of one of the more perplexing episodes in the history of Ballers. Joel, Chris, and Molly discuss what exactly it is that Sports X does as a company, as well as the strange career arc of Russell Brand. Then, they delve into Spencer’s continued saga to purchase the Kansas City Chiefs, the drive-by shooting that opens the episode, and take a very in-depth look at Vernon’s sudden and deeply bizarre desire to become an eSports athlete. Finally, they wrap things up with another thrilling edition of The State of the Rock, as they discuss his new marriage (as announced on Instagram), what it means to be married to a man who is lifting weights at midnight on his honeymoon, and exactly how many helpers it must take to transport his Iron Paradise everywhere he goes.
56 minutes | Aug 27, 2019
Ballers Season 5 Episode 1
On this week’s recap, Dave and Joel wonder how it is exactly that Spencer has the money to buy a multi-billion dollar NFL franchise (and whatever happened to that lawsuit with the NCAA?). They discuss Spencer’s summer beach reading list and finally get the answer they’ve been looking for when it comes to whether or not boogie boarding is actually a sport. Next they wonder what happened to Joe’s character and whether or not Joe and Spencer are broken up or if they’re on the road back to making up. The episode finishes up with a quick look at Instagram followers, The Rock’s insistence that his characters remind viewers of his off-screen persona and whether Vernon really has what it takes to make it as a eSports athlete. All that and season predictions on this week’s episode of Ballin’ Out!
66 minutes | Aug 20, 2019
"The State of the Rock" 2019 - Season 5 Preview
Ballin' out is back! In our season five preview episode, hosts Dave Collins (@davekcollins) and Joel Sinensky (@JoelSinensky) are joined once again by the Pod God, Chris Wade (@saywhatagain), to discuss all things The Rock. In this episode: A look back at what The Rock has been up to on social media since we last checked in with him at the end of the last season of Ballers A review of Hobbs and Shaw A look at The Rock's politics and where he might enter the fray in 2020 A discussion about whether we've reached peak "The Rock" A critical look at what's ahead for The Rock, his career and what we should expect out of his persona, brand and biceps. A review of where the heck we left off with the Season 4 finale and some predictions for what we might see in this (the final?) season of Ballers Also - send us your questions by leaving us a review on iTunes or by tweeting at us with the hashtag #ballinoutpod. We'll read any and all questions (so long as you give us a five star review). Keep ballin' out!
51 minutes | Oct 9, 2018
Ballers Season 4 Episode 9
On this episode of Ballin’ Out, Dave and Joel are joined by special guest Dan Foster (@danielpfoster) from the “Artist vs. Mogul” podcast to discuss the season four ballers finale. The trio breaks down the “Strasmore vs. NCAA” lawsuit, discusses the conclusion of the Nike/Skater plot and tries to understand what the heck happened with Charles and Ricky at that press conference. All that and the episode’s MVPs on the latest edition of Ballin’ Out!
46 minutes | Oct 3, 2018
Ballers Season 4 Episode 8
On this episode of Ballin’ Out, Dave and Joel break down arguably their favorite episode of the season. They go deep on Spencer’s excoriation of the NCAA as one of the most “powerful and corrupt” institutions in sports and debate the highs (and lows) of the spencer vs. the NCAA plotline. They then pivot to Charles and Ricky debating how the Rams should get involved in the NFL social justice protests before turning their sights to the up and downs of Joe’s relationship with his favorite teen skaters. All that and this episodes MVPs on the latest episode of Ballin’ Out!
45 minutes | Sep 25, 2018
Ballers Season 4 Episode 7
On this episode of Ballin’ out, Dave and Joel realize they’re not keeping up with the workout lifestyle necessary to support their cheat day diets. They discuss the deepening feud between Spencer, the NCAA and Ohio State, and look at how the OSU program is presented like an organized crime syndicate. They discuss how the show is at its best when it leans into the drama of the plot and how some of the sillier plots this season are a little hard to follow. They conclude with a look at Charles and Julie Greane and make a pitch for this episode’s MVP.
52 minutes | Sep 21, 2018
Ballers Season 4 Episode 6
On this (very late) episode of Ballin’ Out, Dave kicks off the episode with a sincere mea culpa for delaying this week’s recording. After Joel accepts his apology on behalf of Ballin’ Out nation, the two hosts discuss the way the show portrays the NCAA and its relationship to student-athletes. They also discuss the Joe/Reggie plot and try to figure out exactly where we lost the thread with those two characters. Finally Dave takes a walk down memory lane with Rodney Peete before they both award their episode MVP’s.
48 minutes | Sep 11, 2018
Ballers Season 4 Episode 5
On this very special episode of “Ballin’ Out”, Dave and Joel record their first live podcast! With both co-hosts in the same room, they recap their weekend of boogie-boarding, football watching and Ballers content consumption before diving into this week’s episode of Ballers. They start with a discussion of how the LA Rams organization fits into the larger ballers multi-verse, then tackle Spencer’s relationship with Q, the up and coming high school player slash dirty money magnet. Dave then reveals some earth-shattering news about the actor that plays Kisan Teague before both hosts demonstrate their misunderstanding of the the word MVP. All that and Rob Corddry hungover monologues on this episode of Ballin’ Out!
49 minutes | Sep 3, 2018
Ballers Season 4 Episode 4
On this Labor Day edition of Ballin’ Out, Dave and Joel make it into the recording studio on a holiday to discuss the hard work Joe and Spencer are doing at SportsX now that they’re in charge. The two hosts ask the questions: “Who are the good guys here?” and also “What day is it?” as they review Spencer, Joe and Jason’s actions. They also look at Ricky (and TTD’s) comeback plotline and take a moment to recognize the budding relationship between Spencer and Jada.
51 minutes | Aug 28, 2018
Ballers Season 4 Episode 3
On this episode of Ballin’ Out, Dave and Joel look at how the show has addressed the intersecting issues of mental health, depression, and CTE throughout the four seasons. They discuss the significance of Spencer’s dreams and wonder what a different (darker) version of that conversation might look like on the show. They then turn their attention to the character of Lance (Russell Brand) and examine how he’s been positioned as the villain in this season. Next, a quick look at the various romantic couples on the show is highlighted (or rather, lowlighted) by a discussion of Jason and his retrograde views on relationships. All that plus this episode’s MVPs on this week’s episode of Ballin’ Out
39 minutes | Aug 21, 2018
Ballers Season 4 Episode 2
On this brand new episode of Ballin' Out, Dave takes another L on the personal fitness front before jumping into a brand new episode of Ballers. Dave and Joel discuss the introduction of the new surfer character, Parker, and break down the relationship between his racial justice plot and the wider world of Ballers partnerships. They also take a look at the latest "hot mom" in the Ballers multi-verse and dig deep into the memory banks to try to figure out just why exactly Charles and Ricky hate each other? All that and this week's episode MVP on the latest episode of Ballin' Out.
29 minutes | Aug 14, 2018
Ballers Season 4 Episode 1
At long last, Ballers is back! It’s the season four premiere and Dave and Joel are here to break down the all the new plots, character arcs and portable wine-carrying devices from the first episode. They give their thoughts on how they expect to see more fourth-wall breaking from The Rock/Spencer, what they think of the introduction of Russell Brand’s new character and what the heck Charles Greane is doing in charge of a 300 person team composed of multiple departments all reporting to him! All that and more on the season four premiere breakdown of Ballers.
79 minutes | Aug 7, 2018
"The State of the Rock" - Season Four Preview
Ballin’ Out is back for a second season! In this season four preview episode, hosts Dave Collins (@davekcollins) and Joel Sinensky (@JoelSinensky) are joined by super-guest Chris Wade (@saywhatagain) to take a deep dive into the current “State of the Rock”. They begin with a discussion of what the Rock has been up to in the past year, from posting selfies in marketing meetings to Chris’ investigation of the under-reported turning point in his movie career. They also discuss his epic cheat meals and the way he uses Instagram to self promote in refreshingly transparent ways. Dave, Chris and Joel then dive into the three movies the Rock has released in the past year (Jumanji, Rampage and Skyscraper) while Dave puts in a strong case for Baywatch’s rewatchability. Next, the discussion turns to politics with a look at the Rock’s meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman and his ascent to the global elite. Finally, the three guys discuss where we left off at the end of season three and make some serious (and not so serious) predictions for what they hope to see from the show as it makes its westward shift to Los Angeles.
61 minutes | Sep 25, 2017
Ballers Season 3 Episode 10
All good things must come to an end and on the season finale of Ballin’ Out, Dave, Joel and special repeat guest, Chris Wade, join together to give their takes on this episode and the Ballers season as a whole. In what was already an unprecedented weekend in the real universe of the NFL, this episode of Ballers carried with it an extra level of weight as it dealt deftly (and sometimes with a heavy, heavy hand) with the issues of wealth, race and the role of public perception in the modern NFL. The guys discuss the resolution of the season's major plot to bring a team to Vegas and break down the Rock and co's shifting moral and monetary motivations. In the second half of the episode, the three hosts discuss the implications of President Trump’s recent comments on the ongoing protests by NFL players and coaches on the issue of police brutality and social justice.
43 minutes | Sep 18, 2017
Ballers Season 3 Episode 9
In the penultimate episode of season three of Ballers, The Rock and Joe take a trip to San Francisco and Oakland to prepare their final pitch for the Vegas stadium deal. The Rock struggles to articulate his desire for a child to Chloe before they split for the episode (and maybe for good?). Spencer learns that there is a competitive bid and doesn't take kindly to the Raiders' lack of communication on that front. Meanwhile, Ricky has a crisis of conscience and announces to the Patriots that he has a concussion and ultimately loses the deal he was about to sign. Dave and Joel finish up this episode with a discussion of how the character of Melvin is both long-overdue and simultaneously problematic and make their predictions for the "winners" and "losers" we'll see in next week's season finale.
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